The crossover between line illustrations and patterns is a trend that’s been developing for a few years. It’s playful, and frequently naive in style. What’s especially interesting is how this style of illustration is successfully being applied across a broad range of design media, from murals and wallpaper to packaging, from t-shirt designs to the web.
This collection of “busy” or pattern-style illustrations takes in everything from major product campaigns to doodles. The beauty of this style is that it can be built up through many layers of digital graphics, or left as a simple line drawing, while retaining its charm and irreverence. Which pieces do you think are the most effective?